Collection Still the Most Dangerous Aspect of Solid Waste Management 2019-08-13 15:15:06 SWANA Records 30 Solid Waste Worker Fatalities So Far in 2019 The Solid Waste Association of North America has identified at least 30 worker fatalities industry so far this year in the United States and Canada. read more ... Institution of Occupational Safety and Health Publishes Research on Waste Workers 2019-08-13 14:29:40 STUDY: Wheeled Bins Cut Staff Absence for Waste Collection Employees New research based on staff absence data from 15 Local Authorities in the UK has found that the use of wheeled bins is linked to lower sickness absence rates. read more ... City of San Antonio and Lakeshore Recycling Systems Honoured for Safety Measures 2019-08-02 13:22:01 SWANA Awards for Innovation & Improvements to Safety in the Waste Industry The Solid Waste Association of North America’s Safety Committee has named the winners of the 2019 SWANA Safety Awards, including two organisations with the Biggest Safety Improvement Award and the Best Safety Innovation Award. read more ... Re-Gen Waste Backs Safeguards for Waste Industry Workers 2019-06-28 12:03:45 Safety Measures Highlighted in HSE Report on Recycling Collection Northern Ireland based Re-Gen Waste has reacted to the Health & Safety Executive’s latest report analysing manual handling practices and recommendations in kerbside collection of recyclable waste. read more ... Pair Rescued by Police After Driver Hears Calls for Help 2019-06-11 13:04:29 Man & Puppy Survive Garbage Truck Compaction in Provo, Utah Shortly before 5 am on 6 June 2019 the Provo Police Department in Utah investigated an injury involving a trash collection truck and rescued a man and his puppy from the compactor. read more ... Shocking Rise in Fatal Accidents in Waste & Recycling Industry 2019-06-11 12:34:28 REGIONAL FOCUS: North America Waste Collection Fatalities It’s well known that working in the waste industry is statistically among the most dangerous occupations going. SWANA recently highlighted some shocking statistics showing a dramatic increase in fatalities, largely from waste collections. read more ... Improved Safety for Waste Collection in East Sussex & Waverley 2019-06-11 12:22:09 Safety Camera Systems from ISS for 80 Biffa Refuse Collection Trucks Biffa has chosen to equip the vehicles bound for its latest contract wins in East Sussex and Waverley, with live camera systems - in line its health and safety commitments. read more ...
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